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alkyl

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adjective al·kyl \ˈal-kəl\

Definition of alkyl

  1. :  having a monovalent organic group and especially one CnH2n+1 (such as methyl) derived from an alkane (such as methane)

1882

First Known Use of alkyl

1882


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alkyl

noun al·kyl

Definition of alkyl

  1. :  a compound of one or more alkyl groups with a metal mercury alkyls

Origin and Etymology of alkyl

probably from German, from Alkohol alcohol


First Known Use: 1889


Medical Dictionary

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alkyl

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adjective al·kyl \ˈal-kəl\

Medical Definition of alkyl

  1. :  of, relating to, or being an alkyl alkyl mercurials attack the brain cells—L. J. Goldwater


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alkyl

noun al·kyl

Medical Definition of alkyl

  1. 1:  a monovalent aliphatic radical CnH2n+1 (as methyl); broadly :  a monovalent aliphatic, aromatic-aliphatic, or alicyclic hydrocarbon radical

  2. 2:  a compound of one or more alkyl groups with a metal


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